This recipe was one I tried when I was testing for a good recipe to use for cutout cookies; it didn’t make the cut. The dough is soft, and spreads a lot when cooked. But still, the cookie is very good- soft rather than crisp.
Perk’s Sugar Cookies
(Perk is Penny Delancey’s Grandmother)
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
Roll into balls, place on cookie sheet and press down with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees about 10 minutes.
To make lemon cookies, exclude the vanilla and add:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon
- 2 Tablespoons more flour
The spread on these cookies is quite large; they become close to 3 inches in diameter. I had some trouble with the cookies spreading into each other while cooking; as a result, some of mine have a rough edge where I had to pull them apart. I was using my #50 scoop, and only getting 8 cookies per pan.
I also had some problem using the “glass dipped in sugar”. I wasn’t getting the sugar to stick to the bottom of the glass, and then to transfer to the cookie. As a result, I filled a salt shaker with sugar, and then I used the glass to press the cookie dough ball flat, and sprinkled sugar on the flattened cookie.